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Jareth the Goblin King
Played by: David BowieThe antagonist of the film, and number one Fetish Fuel station attendant of '80s fantasy films. Jareth is the Goblin King, and is summoned accidentally by Sarah Williams to take away her annoying little brother Toby. Sarah changes her mind, so Jareth challenges her to find him in his labyrinth within thirteen hours or he turns into a goblin. He is often the source for Female Gaze, which does help when he's waving glass balls around.
- '80s Hair: Very big and poofy.
- Affably Evil: Very polite and charismatic to just about everyone, even when he is threatening or blackmailing them. Never raises a finger to Sarah, at first believing she will give up but is increasingly concerned by her determination. Has some hints of being Faux Affably Evil when he gives Hoggle the poisoned peach.
- Agent Peacock: He's very flamboyant but good at what he does.
- All Take and No Give: In a twisted way, Jareth claims to be all give while Sarah's all take. It's not clear if he actually sees the situation this way or if he's just trying to mess with her head…Sarah: Generous!? What have you done that's generous?
Jareth: Everything! Everything that you wanted I have done! You asked that the child be taken, I took him. You cowered before me, and I was frightening. I have reordered time, I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for you! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations of me. Isn't that generous?
- Anti-Villain: Mostly because he doesn't seem actively malicious, just kind of a dick who likes beating people who challenge him.
- Big Bad: King of the Goblins, kidnapper of babies, and Sarah's biggest obstacle during the film.
- Bishōnen: Officially becomes one in Return to Labyrinth.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Kidnaps Toby as per Sarah's wishes, attempts to get her to forget her brother, then offers her a challenge to reach the centre of his labyrinth to rescue Toby. He then proceeds to send her on a wild goose chase through the labyrinth, all because he apparently has fallen in love with her.
- Breakout Character: Definitely one of the most iconic fantasy characters, and one of Bowie's most notable roles in his film career.
- Crystal Ball: Jareth carries these around with them, waving them about, and can be used for Sinister Surveillance and to throw Sarah into a realistic dream.
- Deadpan Snarker:Sarah: That's not fair!
Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?
- Dream Ballet: Jareth draws Sarah into one where they dance together.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: Makes his entrance complete with sparkles.
- Evil Brit: Sinister, charming, manipulative, and played by David Bowie.
- The Evil Prince: Or Goblin King in this case.
- The Fair Folk: This describes Jareth perfectly. Arrogance, rules lawyering, and being as unfair as possible while claiming he's being totally fair. Of course, when Sarah complains about things being unfair he wonders what Sarah's basis for comparison is.
- Female Gaze: Jareth is quite the looker and wears very tight pants.
- High Collar of Doom: As part of his get-up.
- Intangible Man: During "Within You", Jareth phases through Sarah.
- It Amused Me: Jareth seems to have abducted Toby simply because his step-sister was careless about announcing her hidden wishes. The film presents this as either dream logic (if you think of the Labyrinth as a fantasy sequence) or the tradition among The Fair Folk of stealing babies. The manga set later in this universe subverts It Amused Me as a motive: the Goblin King owes a long-standing debt, and Jareth intends to pass the title of 'Goblin King on' to Toby so that he can Loophole Abuse his way out of paying.
- Jerkass: Toward just about anybody who doesn't adore him. Hoggle seems to be his favorite target.
- Large Ham: Deliberately melodramatic and loving every minute of it.
- Laugh with Me: Just before "Magic Dance" starts, he motions for his goblin minions to laugh with him.
- He does it again later. Funnily, both times this is preceded by him telling the goblins to be quiet after they start laughing.
- Living Labyrinth: His kingdom and the main setting of the film. The labyrinth changes its layout, either through Jareth's power or its own, and has a number of goblins on hand to alter walls or directions to confuse Sarah.
- The Man Behind the Curtain: Sarah finally realizes that beyond his labyrinth and illusions, he has no power to stop her from just taking Toby and going home. He doesn't even seem capable of refusing a direct request from her.
- Manipulative Bastard: In Return To Labyrinth, he has a goblin steal Toby's homework in order to lure him to the Labyrinth. The end result was an attempt to make Toby his heir.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Subverted. The most he does to Hoggle is threaten to banish him to the Bog of Eternal Stench if Sarah kissed him.
- Ominous Owl: Jareth can shapeshift into a barn owl.
- Our Goblins Are Different: In folklore, one of the main attributes of goblins is that they steal babies. Jareth looks mostly human (if he wasn't a stolen baby himself).
- Painted-On Pants: Probably the one trope most associated with him.
- Pet the Dog: Despite being an insufferable jerk, Jareth is nice to the children he kidnaps and seems to enjoy playing with them. When Toby starts crying, Jareth launches into a song to make him stop—and it works. Toby even keeps laughing after Jareth throws him several feet into the air and lets another goblin catch him.
- He's not that much of a jerk to his goblin subjects either. They're seen participating with his dancing and singing, and they're scattered around his throne, not cowering or bowing before him. He even seems to let them drink his booze.
- Reality Warper: The further into the Labyrinth you are, the fewer restraints there are on Jareth's power.
- Satanic Archetype: The character was explicitly designed to essentially be Satan as an irresistibly alluring rock star.
- Slouch of Villainy: Jareth's preferred way of sitting on his throne.
- Stalker with a Crush: Displayed more in the manga.
- Stalker Without A Crush: This is reserved for Sarah's little brother.
- Surrounded by Idiots: He isn't thrilled with the capabilities of his subjects.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Maybe not unlimited, but he wears eight completely different costumes over the course of the film, often combining black boots, long, ragged cloaks, a black sparkly jacket, eye makeup, baggy shirts and contoured trousers in various ways. In most of his scenes, he wears a sickle-shaped pendant around his neck. He carries a riding crop in some scenes. (His hair style, however, remains consistent.) For the record, the film takes place in less than one night.
- Villainous Crush: The degree upon which he actually has a crush on Sarah isn't clear. On the one hand, he shows shades of jealousy, the dream sequence has romantic overtones, and he proposes to her at the end… but on the other, his motivation seems to be to trick Sarah into failing.
- Villain Song: Has several in the film, including "Magic Dance" and "Within You".
- Villain Love Song: "As the World Falls Down".
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can turn into an owl.
Played by: Jennifer ConnellyThe Kid Heroine, Sarah does not wish to grow up and prefers a fantastical, theatrical life and does a lot of LARP. She wishes her brother Toby to be taken away by the Goblin King and it actually happens. Sarah races off into Jareth's labyrinth to find her brother, using her wits and imagination to take on its various puzzles and oddball characters.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: She wishes her brother Toby to be taken away by the Goblin King and it actually happens.
- Big Sister Instinct: This is shown more in the manga sequel than the movie. In the first chapter, she was the only one who showed up to Toby's play and made him dinner afterwards.
- Cool Teacher: Becomes a teacher in Return to Labyrinth.
- Down the Rabbit Hole: Ventures into Jareth's labyrinth when he kidnaps Toby per her request.
- Dynamic Character: At the opening, Sarah is a pouty, stroppy teenager who Thinks Like A Fairy Tale. By the end, she's learned how to balance her love of fantasy with adult responsibility.
- Genre Savvy: Quite savvy when dealing with the numerous riddles in the labyrinth, though her it turns out she may be more Genre Blind then she lets on.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: It's implied that she changes her mind in the end and starts putting them away.
- Growing Up Sucks: Sarah starts off with this belief but changes her views over the film.
- The Heroine: A variant on Campbell's traditional The Hero's Journey. Depsite acting stroppy, pouty, and a bit of a brat at the beginning of the film, she is revealed to be kind, compassionate, brave, and clever.
- I'm Not Afraid of You: How Sarah defeats Jareth.
- It's All Junk: Sarah, after escaping Jareth's dream, is guided into a replica of her bedroom by the Junk Lady in an attempt to make her forget Toby and just became enthralled in her possessions. Sarah realises that all of it is worthless compared to her brother, and tosses it all away.
- Kid Hero: The heroine of the film.
- LARP: Seen doing this at the start of the film.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Jareth's poisonous peach makes Sarah forget Toby and her mission to find him, but she later remembers.
- Life Isn't Fair: Sarah says this a lot, but is scolded by both Jareth and Hoggle for thinking that way. She gradually grows out of this habit and accepts life isn't fair and complaining won't help.
- Make a Wish: It doesn't go well.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Tries to act tough around Jareth, claiming his labyrinth is a piece of cake. For this, Jareth speeds up Sarah's time to find Toby, and unleashes the Cleaners upon her and Hoggle.
- Parental Abandonment: Sarah's mother left the family.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Sarah's dress in the ball scene with the huge skirt and Giant Poofy Sleeves.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Dark hair and relatively pale.
- Smooch of Victory: Sarah gives one to Hoggle, not that he wants it.
- This Is Something She's Got to Do Herself: Sarah must face Jareth alone. Her friends ask why, but she replies "it has to be done that way".
- Wicked Stepmother: Sarah sees her stepmother as this, although said stepmother does not wish to be.
- Woman in White: She wears a lot of white.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Starts out as this, then grows into the above during her Character Development.
Played by: Toby FroudSarah's baby half-brother who annoys her with his constant crying. She wishes for Jareth to take him away, and he does just that. Sarah then makes it her mission to save her brother before he is turned into a goblin. In Return to Labyrinth, he is now 15 and is asked by Jareth to become his heir to the throne.
- Abusive Parents: Toby doesn't get on well with his mother.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Sarah initially thought of him as this, despite him being a baby and constantly needing attention.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Sarah's mistake costs Toby to be kidnapped.
- In the manga, he suffers much more than his sister. He makes selfish wishes and gets in trouble. Thanks a lot, Jareth.
- Blessed with Suck: When he is announced as the new Goblin King.
- Brother-Sister Team: Toby and Sarah are very close by the time of Return to Labyrinth.
- Distressed Dude: In the movie, he's abducted by Jareth; in the manga he's lured into the Labyrinth again and regularly placed in peril.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Justified as he is a baby. He won't stop crying despite Sarah's attempts to soothe him, but when Jareth sings a song to cheer him up, he immediately starts giggling.
- Idiot Hero: In some cases.
- Kidnapped by an Ally: Comes into play in Return to Labyrinth, when Toby and Jareth reunite many years after Jareth kidnapped him.
- Ordinary High-School Student: The manga describes him as this before his homework is stolen.
- Tagalong Kid: Subverted, since most of the time he is in Jareth's care.
Voiced by: Brian HensonA grouchy dwarf who Sarah meets at the entrance of the labyrinth. She later steals his treasures and forces him to guide her on-and-off through the labyrinth. Being a self-aware Dirty Coward, he fears Jareth's wrath and follows the king's instructions, giving Sarah a peach which sends her into a dream trap. He later comes to her aid in the Goblin City battle, and is forgiven by Sarah.
- Accidental Misnaming: A Running Gag where Sarah and Jareth repeatedly get Hoggle's name wrong, although Sarah gets it right eventually.
- Changed My Mind, Kid: The minute he realizes Jareth wants to hurt him for helping Sarah, he bails.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Jareth threatens to make Hoggle the Prince of the Bog of Eternal Stench should Sarah ever kiss him. She does.
- Return to Labyrinth shows Jareth kept his word and made Hoggle the bog's ruler.
- Dirty Coward: And he knows it.
- Heel–Face Turn: He starts out evil but then turns good.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Acts like a little cheat, coward, and trickster, and also kills fairies for fun, but is quite kind and friendly beneath his demeanour.
- Lovable Traitor: Hoggle is caught between Sarah (who uses first Greed and then The Power of Friendship to influence him) and Jareth (who prefers the simple, straightforward method of scaring him.) So he's prone to switching sides.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After giving Sarah the peach.
- The Rival: Although he doesn't display any romantic interest in Sarah, Jareth still sees him as a threat. He even threatened to banish Hoggle to the Bog of Eternal Stench if Sarah gave him so much as one kiss.
- Samus Is a Girl: Hoggle was actually played by a woman physically, his voice done by Brian Henson off-screen.
- The Smart Guy: Knows his way around the labyrinth.
- The So-Called Coward: Brands himself a coward, easily terrified of things, fears Jareth, and often puts himself first, but discovers he is more of a Cowardly Lion during his time with Sarah.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He's fine with ditching Sarah at a moment's notice, but when Jareth gives him the peach to drug Sarah with, Hoggle immediately asks what it does, asserting, "I won't do nothing to harm her!"
Voiced by: Ron MueckA Gentle Giant of a goblin, Ludo is saved by Sarah from some of Jareth's minions and he becomes her companion. He is smarter than he looks, and can summon living rocks by shouting loudly.
- Bash Brothers: Becomes honourary brothers with Sir Didymus after defeating him in battle.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Ludo becomes Sarah's friend after she rescues him from several taunting goblins.
- The Big Guy: A Sasquatch-looking goblin and the muscle of Sarah's band.
- Caught in a Snare: Sarah finds him like this being taunted by several goblins who attack him with little snapping naked molerat-like creatures attached to sticks.
- Dishing Out Dirt: With a loud roar, Ludo can summon an army of intelligent rocks which he uses to hilariously take out the goblin army.
- Gentle Giant: He's the largest member in the group, but he's very kind and lovable.
- Hidden Depths: Comes off as just a big dumb guy, but reveals an elemental ability to summon rocks.
- Hulk Speak: Ludo refers to himself in the third person and, in general, only uses nouns and verbs.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Can summon rocks as weapons by shouting loudly.
- Undying Loyalty: To Sarah after she rescues him.
Sir Didymus and Ambrosius
Sir Didymus and Ambrosius
Voiced by: David Shaughnessy (Sir Didymus) and Percy Edwards (Ambrosius)Sir Didymus is a small, furry, beast-like goblin who guards a Troll Bridge across the Bog of Eternal Stench. A chivalrous and honourable creature, Sir Didymus loves battle and is the most courageous goblin in the labyrinth. His "horse" is actually a sheepdog named Ambrosius who does not share his master's bravery.
- Badass Adorable: Looks like a cross between a fox and a squirrel, and brave, chivalrous, daring, and surrender is never an option.
- Blood Knight: Loves fighting.
- Bring It: Sir Didymus' reaction to the goblin army when they have him surrounded.
- Cowardly Lion: His "steed" Ambrosius is a big chicken and more prone to running away than following his master's commands.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Has a duel with Ludo when they meet and they fight to a draw. Afterwards he calls Ludo a Worthy Opponent.
- Expy: Sir Didymus is extremely similar to Reepicheep.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears an eyepatch over his left eye.
- Furry Confusion: Sir Didymus who looks like a fox or a dog, rides the normal dog Ambrosius.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: When Sara asks permission for Ludo and herself to go over the bridge, this incredibly obvious loophole to his vow requires a few seconds' thought.
- Knight In Shining Armour: Acts chivralous and refers to Sarah as "Lady Sarah".
- The Lancer: Support to The Hero Sarah, though this is shared with Hoggle. He's like the knight to her LARP princess.
- Large Ham: Even more so than Jareth.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Willing to wake up the whole Goblin City to take on the army by himself. Sarah has to calm him down from getting them in trouble.
- Lord Error-Prone: Sir Didymus is always under the belief a fight is going his way even if he is outnumbered or cornered.
- Troll Bridge: And none may cross it without Sir Didymus' permission!
- Undying Loyalty: Becomes this to Sarah.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: He speaketh in ye olde English like thy medieval knights.
- You Shall Not Pass: Blocks Sarah from crossing his bridge until he gives her permission to pass. When she asks for permission, it becomes clear he never worked out the details of that requirement...
Voiced by: Timothy BatesonA cute tiny blue caterpillar who Sarah meets in the outskirts of the Labyrinth. He invites her into his tiny hole to meet his wife and have a cup of tea, but then directs her to a path through the labyrinth.
- Civilized Animal: Very kind and inviting, wears a red scarf, married, and invites Sarah in for tea.
- Happily Married: Implied to be, since he invites Sarah into his home to meet "the misses".
- Idiot Hero: He sends Sarah on her way into the labyrinth, but tells her not to go left but instead right, later saying to himself that she would've gone straight to the castle. (Sarah, continuing her tradition of Poor Communication Kills, told him 'I have to find my way through the Labyrinth', not 'I have to find my way to the castle of the Goblin King.')note
- Spot of Tea : Asks Sarah at least twice to come in and meet the "missus" and have a cup of tea.
- You Can Talk?: Sarah reacts this way when the worm greets her.Worm: 'Ello.Sarah: Did you say hello?Worm: No, I says "'ello", but that's close enough.
The Wise Man
The Wise Man
Voiced by: Michael HodernAn elderly goblin who is said to be the wisest person in the labyrinth. Unfortunately, it takes him a while to give his cryptic advice and it does not help with the Deadpan Snarker bird hat he wears. He then expects some sort of donation afterwards.
- Badass Beard: Has a long, flowing white beard.
- Cool Hat: If you consider a rude talking bird hat cool.
- Cool Old Guy: The wisest goblin in the labyrinth.
- Deadpan Snarker: The Bird Hat.It's so stimulating, being your hat.
- Eccentric Mentor: Falls between being a wise guide and a rambling, dithering old coot.
- Involuntary Charity Donation: The Wiseman's Bird Hat pulls this on visitors when he is done giving them advice.
The Four Guards
The Four Guards
Voiced by: Anthony Jackson, Douglas Blackwell, David Shaughnessy and Timothy BatesonTwo sets of identical twins who guard two doorways with large shields. They play a Knights and Knaves game with Sarah to pass through one of the doors.
- All There in the Manual: The guards individual names are Alph, Ralph, Jim, and Tim.
- Can Not Tell A Lie: Two of the brothers always tell the truth, and others always lie.
- Gate Guardian: Guard the next inner portion of the labyrinth.
- Genre Blind: Confused by their own riddle.
- Knights and Knaves: They play a Knights and Knaves game with Sarah to pass through one of the doors, though they find the game confusing themselves.
- Tag Team Twins: There are four of them, working together to challenge Sarah.
The Door Knockers
The Door Knockers
Voiced by: David Healy (Right) and Robert Beatty (Left)A pair of animated door knockers who offer Sarah and Ludo a door to go through. The left door's knocker is deaf due to his knocker ring being in his ears, and the other in unable to talk since his ring is in his mouth.
- Animate Inanimate Object: They're a pair of animated door knockers.
- Blessed with Suck: A non-power example. The two serve as door knockers to different parts of the labyrinth, and as such one is deaf, the other can't speak, and neither can properly communicate with each other. Doubles as a Fate Worse Than Death.
- Disabled Snarker: They have their moments, though mainly the right door's knocker.
- Door of Doom: Averted, since the doors (or at least one) lead to seemingly safe places.
- I Can't Hear You: One of the knockers can't hear the other one because his knocked covers his ears, and is quite grouchy as a result.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: It doesn't help when one is deaf, and the other can't speak properly, making their time together very irritating.
The Fire Gang
The Fireys (or Fire Gang)
Voiced by: Kevin Clash, Charles Augins and Danny John JulesA gang of strange fire-red monkey-like goblins who approach Sarah and break into a random musical number. They can use Abnormal Limb Rotation Range and removes their body parts, even their heads, without dying. Things turn a bit wrong when they try to rip off Sarah's head.
- Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Able to remove their limbs, heads, and eyes and do just about anything with them without being harmed.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Just want to have fun and play games, but also want to rip off Sarah's head, believing she'll be like them.
- Detachment Combat: Not that they do any fighting.
- Fun Personified: The Fire Gang just want to have fun, though their freaky antics and wish to rip off Sarah's head chase her off.
- Head Turned Backwards: As per their bizarre physiology.
- Losing Your Head: They can take off their heads without dying.
- Playing with Fire: Ignite a campfire with their feet at the start of their song.
The Junk Lady
The Junk Lady
Voiced by: Denise BryerA strange elderly woman who visits Sarah in a replica of her bedroom, carrying a mountain of junk on her back. She attempts to fool Sarah into giving up on rescuing Toby, and seems to attempt to turn her into another Junk Lady by piling her toys on her. But Sarah claims that It's All Junk and escapes the illusion.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first she acts like a nice, fuddy-duddy old lady but is really trying to brainwash Sarah and turn her into someone like her, lugging her possessions with her forever.
- Down in the Dumps: Lives in a vast junkyard on the outskirts of the Goblin City.
- Evil Matriarch: Tries to fool Sarah, and in Return to Labyrinth uses Moppet as a slave.
- It's All Junk: Inspires Sarah to realise that Toby is more important than her toys.
- Rummage Sale Reject: In the literal sense.
The Goblin Corps
The Goblin Corps
Voiced by: Michael Atwell, Sean Barrett, Timothy Bateson, Douglas Batewell, John Buthal, Brian Henson, Anthony Jackson, Peter Marinker, Ron Mueck, Kerry Shale and David ShaughnessyJareth's army of goblins. Needless to say they're not very competent, but are vast in numbers. One uses a Humongous Mecha to guard the entrance to the Goblin City, fittingly named Humongous.
- Humongous Mecha: The giant mecha called Humongous.
- Laugh with Me: Jareth has to use this several times with his minions.
- Onrushing Army: On dinosaur things.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Poor Jareth.
- Surveillance Station Slacker: The guard meant to be protecting the entrance to the Goblin City is sleeping on the job. However, as soon as Sarah, Ludo and Sir Didymus sneak in, he wakes up and summons Humongous.
- Where's the Kaboom?: The living cannonballs and the cannon users are pretty rubbish, one cannonball asks "I hit something, yes?"
Return to Labyrinth
MoppetA mysterious girl, polite and passive, Moppet wears a mask to disguise herself as a goblin. She becomes Toby's best friend and adviser during the story. She was a slave for the Junk Lady, but was hired by Mayor Spittledrum as his servant, but she slowly recalls her Dark and Troubled Past.
- Ambiguously Human: She looks human, but she claims to be 90% Goblin. It's later revealed that she was made to look like Sarah for Jareth.
- Dark and Troubled Past: It is revealed that she resembles Sarah, actually being an "ablation" of Sarah's dreams (ablations are physical manifestations of a person's aspects). She was created by Mizumi to love Jareth, but she rejected him and was cast out into the junkyard with no memory.
- Dream Within a Dream: She gets trapped in Jareth's dream-trap.
- I Owe You My Life: Why Moppet works for Mayor Spittledrum.
- Identical Stranger: Identical to Sarah, which makes sense since she represents Sarah's dreams.
- The Lancer: To Toby.
Hana and Stank
Hana and StankHana is a stroppy fairy whose wings have been plucked after stealing money from the Flegworts. She is promised by Toby that he will get her new wings. Hana is accompanied by Stank, a miniaturised Ludo who acts as her horse, but has a disgusting hygiene.
- Bittersweet Ending: For Hana when Toby is about to give her a present containing new wings, Stank eats it and sprouts wings. Hana just responds with a remark of "Close enough."
- Broken Bird: Subverted, she became even more grumpy than she was when she had wings.
- Meaningful Name: Hana is Japanese for "flower".
- Our Fairies Are Different: The fairies in the film were described as just being a little rude, Hana is in a whole different league.
- Team Pet: Stank.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Hana lives unknowingly in the Flegworts' clothes shop and helped fix their clothes (in a Shout-Out to the Elves and the Shoemaker). The Flegworts leave her some makeshift clothes as a thank you, but Hana is so angry at this that she steals their money and has her wings clipped.
SkubA little goblin who steals Toby's homework, luring him into the labyrinth. By the powers of Deus ex Machina, he becomes the official chef for King Toby.
- Deus ex Machina: Skittledrum addresses the goblins looking for new servant for Toby, Skub offers to be a cook. Skittledrum rejects him, only for a goblin to run up and say the royal cook exploded, and the remains of her apron's name have left "Skub" on them. Skub gets the job.
Mayor SpittledrumThe mayor of Goblin City, Pangan Spittledrum has Moppet as a servant having bought her from the Junk Lady. Whilst seemingly incompetent, he wants what is best for his fellow goblins. He is flabbergasted when Toby is announced as the next Goblin King, but agrees to work with him mainly due to Toby correctly naming him, which Jareth failed to do.
- Accidental Misnaming: Jareth calls him the wrong names like he did with Hoggle.
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: It's pretty clear that Jareth spends most of his time lounging around and brooding, while Mayor What's-his-name has to deal with all the administrative and judicial details involved in running a kingdom full of crazy people. This thankless role has made Spittledrum a thoroughly sour goblin.
- Calling Me a Logarithm: Played with; while he's acting as judge at the goblin court, one of the officials present introduces himself as 'the proctor'. Confusing this with 'proctologist', Spittledrum insists on an immediate medical opinion (complete with Censor Bar.)
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He treats Moppet like dirt, but he took her in from the beginning.
- Monster Town: Where everyone is an Eccentric Townsfolk.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Rules are rules! Especially long, complicated ones that inconvenience everybody!
- Permanent Elected Official
- Ultimate Authority Mayor: The main source of authority in the labyrinth after Jareth.
Queen MizumiThe Big Bad of the manga, Mizumi is Queen of Cups and had a thing with Jareth years ago that left her as a Woman Scorned. She wishes to conquer the labyrinth by manipulating Toby's actions. She has two daughters, Moulin and Drumlin, and has water-based powers. Mizumi's most unique talent is creating Literal Split Personality creatures called Ablations, made from aspects of a person.
- Abusive Parents: Mizumi absorbs Drumlin for messing up her plans, locks Moulin away and later kills her for betraying her.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: She's a queen and is very evil.
- Literal Split Personality: Mizumi's daughters are ablations, Moulin symbolizing Mizumi's regret, and Drumlin symbolizes her joy.
- Meaningful Name: "Mizu" is Japanese for "water".
- Offing the Offspring: She kills Drumlin.
- Tarot Motifs: Queen of Cups.
- Woman Scorned: Mizumi loved Jareth, but was rejected by him. She later created an ablation named Moppet to replace Sarah, but she rejected Jareth's forceful love.
MoulinOne of Mizumi's daughters. Moulin is a gloomy Book Worm who says little. She is accompanied by a Personal Raincloud named Nimbus, which can manipulate water. When it is revealed that she is an ablation, representing Mizumi's regret, Moulin turns against her mother to aid Moppet.
DrumlinMizumi's other daughter. Drumlin is a Fat Girl with a more upbeat attitude than her gloomy sister Moulin. She can absorb the water her sister creates via Elemental Absorption, but gets larger everytime she does so, making her Blessed with Suck. She is really an ablation, symbolising Mizumi's joy. She is absorbed by her mother.
- Blessed with Suck: She can absorb the water her sister creates via Elemental Absorption, but gets larger everytime she does so.
- Elemental Absorption: She can absorb water.
- Offing the Offspring: Drumlin is absorbed by Mizumi.